Jewish World Review Dec. 29, 2004 / 18 Teves 5765

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A rhyme with reason | When I look back at the year's high profile cases there was plenty to cover, even without bronco chases…

Scott Peterson became a household name.

Not the best route to take for that sort of fame.

This year's Kato Kaelin? That luscious Amber Frey.

Two different kinds of houseguests called to help expose a lie.

Martha Stewart never thought she'd spend Christmas in the Klink.

But then who'd have pegged Bill O'Reilly as a loofah-loving kink?

The real story this year? The trials we didn't see.

Kobe's accuser decided there were places she'd rather be.

He said I'm sorry, she pulled out of the case.

But for naughty boss O'Reilly it was about saving face.

He paid millions and the case went away

Hopefully she saved any tapes for, you know, a rainy day.

But the thriller was supposed to be Michael's trial.

Was he just a child lover or is that called a pedophile?

Delays mean that one won't start until next year.

Leaving something on the horizon for news purists to fear.

Like it or not, the program about justice isn't going anywhere.

We'll be back in 2005 with more legal fare.

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JWR contributor Dan Abrams anchors “The Abrams Report,” Monday through Friday from 9-10 p.m. ET on MSNBC TV. He also covers legal stories for “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,” “Today” and “Dateline NBC.” To visit his website, click here. Comment by clicking here.



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